Signs That Grief Counseling Is Needed

After losing a loved one to death, the survivor often faces their loss with initial shock, but pulls themselves together enough to get through the funeral and burial. However, what many people suffering a loss don't realize is that grief takes some time to truly manifest itself. Additionally, unhealthy grief – if left untreated – can last for many years. Grief counseling is often offered by funeral homes to help the survivors cope. Read More 

Three Ways To Customize A Grave Marker

When someone passes away unexpectedly, it is often up to the family to choose the grave marker that will be placed at the person's grave. If you are in charge of making decisions for the grave marker that will be placed at the grave of one of your loved ones, there are creative things you can do to make the grave marker special. The following guide walks you through a few customizations you may not realize you can have added to a grave marker. Read More 

3 Ways A Funeral Home Can Help You Plan Your Funeral

While the thought of planning your own funeral may seem strange to you, it can be very beneficial for you and your loved ones. Meeting with a funeral planner at a funeral home can make the process of planning your affairs easier than ever. Take a look at the following information to better understand how a funeral home can help you with your planning needs: Explain All of Your Options Read More 

2 Easy Ways To Get Help Paying For Funeral Expenses As A Low-Income Relative

When a loved one passes away unexpectedly, with no prior planning or life insurance, it can be an incredible financial burden on you if you are the closest relative. You will likely be the one who has to make funeral arrangements and figure out a way to pay the bill. Some funeral homes will allow you to make payments, but it is not uncommon for a good portion of the bill to be paid up front. Read More 

Ways To Decorate Graves When You Can’t Afford A Special Headstone

Headstones can be very expensive, but that doesn't mean you can't turn the grave of your loved one into a beautiful memorial. If you can only afford a simple, small headstone then use one of these ideas to make the rest of the grave special: Sandbox A mother decided to help her son grieve the death of his baby brother by adding a sandbox to the grave. This is a great idea if you have young children that might not understand the concept of death or why they need to visit the cemetery. Read More